Celebrating the Mature Woman
…it has a long history in French, where it refers to women of fortyish and thereabouts who are able to initiate boys and young men into the beauties of sexual encounters.
If you’re in my age group you’ll no doubt remember the Virginia Slims cigarette slogan aimed at women, “You’ve come a long way, baby.”
That marketing campaign began in 1968 and while we’ve made even greater strides in the decades since, I’d have to say we still have a long way to go. And that is why it is vital that women set aside our own petty differences and support our sisters. We need to stop beating up one another over our mothering choices, social and political views, what we wear, how we look, where we shop, how we worship (or don’t), and the multitude of other ways in which we judge each other.
Note: This was originally posted as part of a blog challenge. It is being reposted with slight editing.